I’ve seen Michael Schiffer smile — and by way of this blog entry, I’m encouraging the Stanley Foundation to get a pic of him up showing some teeth.
Michael Schiffer was one of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s superstar national security advisers and was her legislative director. He’s now running the Asia program for the Iowa-based Stanley Foundation.
Through the Iowa Caucuses and perhaps after if I can convince him, he will be posting regularly on the political machinations as he sees them. He’s an insightful and plugged-in political analyst and commentator.
Schiffer admits that he’s out campaigning for Barack Obama now — but he’s temporarily housing a Clinton campaigner — and he said he’s been nice today to some Edwards, Biden, and Richardson partisans.
But more importantly, he just heard Mike Huckabee an hour ago — and I’m anxious for his first post and thoughts on what he heard.
Michael, welcome to the team of The Washington Note and the Note Takers. . .
— Steve Clemons